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About Granada Bistro

The heart and inspiration for Granada is the beloved and pre-existing Granada Bistro. This space has been renovated and re-imagined in industrial chic design, serving farm-to-table ingredients sourced from Central Coast farmers and purveyors. Dishes are inspired by Mediterranean culture, French and Spanish cuisine. Small plates, charcuterie and the freshest local seafood, meats, and produce are complemented by an eclectic wine list including Spanish and French selections, and a range of the Central Coast’s finest artisan wine producers



1126 Morro St.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Californian, International, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30am-3:00pm.
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm.
Saturday - Sunday Brunch: 9am - 3:00pm,
Happy Hour: Saturday - Sunday 3pm-5pm

Cross Street:
Higuera

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(805) 544-9110

Website:
http://www.granadahotelandbistro.com/

Parking Details:
Parking meters are free after 6pm.

Executive Chef:
Kenny Bigwood

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Granada is available for private parties or social events! Whether its an office party, wedding rehearsal dinner, or just a gathering with friends, our swanky and intimate venue is the perfect place to share exceptional wine and cuisine. To book a private party or for more information please contact via email at events@granadahotelandbistro.com

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Join us for Thanksgiving dinner! Three courses including duck and Fall inspired flavors for $60 per person. Vegetarian and a la carte options available. *Menu subject to change. 48 hour cancellation/guest count change policy or card will be charged $50per person.

Granada Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (21)
Creative Cuisine (17)
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Fit for Foodies (15)
Good for a Date (14)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Casual (11)
Cozy (11)
Special Occasion (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Romantic (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Hot Spot (7)
People Watching (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Fun (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Authentic (3)
Business Meals (3)
Healthy (3)
Organic (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Tapas (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Live Music (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Spicy (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 8, 2017

We’ve been customers of Granada since they were in the tiny space that is now the lobby of the hotel. The food use to be sooooo good.
Unfortunatley, since they’ve grown, the food has been hit and miss. I had veal and it was tough! My guests meal was “just average”.
In terms of service, they seemed under-staffed. Ulysses, our waiter, seemed like he had many jobs. He was bar tending and waiting on us, at the very least. He could have sold us more drinks, as we were celebrating my birthday, but he didn’t. (As you know, you can state in your “open table” reservation you can check that it’s a birthday and we did.) There was not a single mention of our celebration at Granada.
It seems when the management changed a couple years ago, is when things began to slip. There was a women managing for quite some time and she was often visible at the restaurant, greeting customers, making sure everything was as it should be. No ones checking now.
The reason we continue to come back is the ambiance is my favorite!!! I hope someone reads this and makes the need adjustments to bring Granada back to her original quality!!!

Tags: Disabled Access, Cozy
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

We sat outside on the patio and it was a wonderful experience. Food was delicious and they had signiture drinks that were delicious and one of a kind. Then there is the dessert. We couldn't choose so we got four different ones and shared.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Generally a favorite of mine. But, did not enjoy my meal at Saturday brunch. Had the roasted vegetable salad. Vegetables were hard and difficult to cut. The sauce on the bottom was fabulous. But they need to learn how to roast root vegetables. Otherwise good.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Five of us ordered a different entries. All were delicious. On our list to go back. The patio is beautiful. Staff is professional and friendly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Excellent meal and service. This is one of our go to places while visiting our daughter at Cal Poly

Tags: Hot Spot, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We went for brunch. The service was SLOW! We had to ask for refills of water and coffee and then wait. Unfortunately this is the 2nd bad experience with our brunch here. This is sad because we love the location and food. The poor service will keep us from going to breakfast/brunch here ever again unless we are staying at the hotel and eating upstairs.

We ordered an omelet to go when we sat down and ordered our dine in food but it never came. We cashed our tag and they said it would be right up but after another 30 minutes of still waiting we had to leave. We were there almost 2 hours. We asked of a refund of the paid for to go food and the waitress started crying. We said keep the money and left.

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Fantastic dining experience in SLO!

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Limited menu items to choose from, food was good, but not exceptional. I would try it again, but the music was cutting in and out and several guests complained about it yet it took over half an hour to resolve.

I made a reservation asking for a special table outside, but we were given the closest table to the hostess stand, right next to a group of 4, when there were many other tables that were open and separate from other groups. I should have asked for a better table. Our table was so close that it felt like we were eating with this group of 4 next to us. Not a very special occasion as I had hoped.

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 12, 2017

It's not like anything was really bad, just not as great as last time. Baguette ordered but forgotten, little things. Happy we were seated where requested on a busy night. Overall. I will go back and try again...one more time.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We like the atmosphere, food and drinks at this funky little bistro I’m downtown SLO.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

The service, food, and ambiance were excellent. Great place to go for a night out with friends or your partner.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 6, 2017

I absolutely loved the cheese plate and Edna Valley Chardonnay. My sons enjoyed their meals but would have been happier with bigger portions. The service was excellent and the reading light made it possible to actually see the menu. Very nice.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 4, 2017

We tried this restaurant as it was in our hotel, that we had booked through hotel tonight. It was good although a quirky menu (and a quirky hotel). The vegetarian pasta was 'sold' as not too pricy but was in the end.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Food was really good! Great ambiance and our service was outstanding.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The Granada did not disappoint. Have been there for lunch and dinner and enjoyed the food and ambiance so decided to try brunch. Had the Granada Eggs Benedict and they were on cornbread biscuits which were divine. Would highly recommend for a nice brunch as they have music and a very nice outdoor area.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Tapas, Fun, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Business Meals
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

I was surprised how loud it was in the restaurant, considering how much I was paying for the food. The honeycomb cheese plate sounded delicious, but the three cheeses just did not pair well with walnuts and honey and figs provided. My gnocchi was delicious. My husband was disappointed with his steak and scallops-he thought the dishes would be better if they had less going on and more simple-as the many pieces just didn't come together.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 13, 2017

We are on vacation ... traveling down the west coast ..direction Santa Monica.. we found this place in Saint Luis.. wonderful. Giod food and wine.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Enjoyed it so much we ate there 2 nights in a row !

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Excellent as always. Great cocktails and the food is great. We tend to go back to the Squash blossom rellenos as the dish is so unique and flavorful.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We ate here 2 out of the 4 nights we were in town. We love the squash blossoms!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 7, 2017

The ingredients chosen to create the dishes tasted wonderful together. Good presentation and color! Our server was friendly and interesting. We had a great time.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Organic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 26, 2017

This was our first time here and it was a fun evening. Wait staff explained everything well and good was innovative and very good. Great location and atmpsphere

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great food--among the best in the area. Reminds me of Hopy's in Cayucos. Outdoor seating pretty nice--lots of heat lamps.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Food was great, as was service. Music was SO loud though. We couldn't even have a conversation without repeating ourselves constantly and leaning close to each other. And that's difficult with 6 people! Our server did take our request to lower the music volume to the manager, and we did notice it was a *little* lower after that. But still, I will only sit outside when I come again.

Tags: People Watching, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Super fun location. Sat outside. Excellent service. Food was phenomenal.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 10, 2017

This was our second visit this year. Both times with two different waites , they both spilled an entire glass of water on our table and 2 of my guests. But the food and atmosphere is great, you just need to wear you wet suit to dinner.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 3, 2017

Absolutely perfect gem! Wednesday wine nights and great food/service.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Eigentlich würde ich dem Restaurant die komplette Anzahl Sterne geben. Am Anfang toller Service, das Essen war toll. Nur leider kam es am Schluss bei der Rechnung etwas anders.
Ich bestellte für meinen Sohn Pasta mit Butter und Parmesan. Keiner der Mitarbeiter gab mir den Hinweis, das diese Pasta als Pasta mit Muscheln abgerechnet wird (wie sie in der Karte stehen) dh 27 Dollar. Auf eine Korrektur/ Reklamation ließen sie sich nicht ein. Somit war das simple Pasta-Essen teurer als mein Beef und der Salat zusammen. Ich diskutiere nie über Preise im Restaurant oä , doch dort fühlte ich mich über den Tisch gezogen. Schade.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 29, 2017

I had an assortment of meats, Marconi almonds, house cured olives, bread and whole grain mustard. Wines by the glass were reasonably priced with 6 ounce pours. The fried brussels sprouts with goat cheese and cherries were excellent!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Service was F-

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on July 12, 2017

One of the best meals I've ever had- lovely cocktails, delicious inventive food and stellar service.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on July 2, 2017

A little pretentious for my family, for example the tepid tap water in a tall glass. But get past that and the food was amazing. Brussels sprouts appetizer came quickly and was delicious, enough for six people. Dinner was great as well. Expensive. Once a year kind of thing for us.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Granada was lovely. Food was excellent and the service was pleasant and attentive however they had the host serving us so I think they were short staffed. The decor and staff were very well put together. On the level of a LA/SF quality restaurant. The music could be turned down a bit for better conversation, however the volume level might be to mask the volume level of the restaurant. Overall I would come again.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on June 28, 2017

Our entree salads were delightful. But the scallops appetizer was rediculously spicy. I adore scallops but was unable to finish them all as they were way too spicy. The cheesecake ice cream was scrumptious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Spicy
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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 26, 2017

I love the cocktail menu! The menu overall is exciting and seasonal. One of my favorite restaurants.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 24, 2017

The place is quite nice. The bar looks like a good place to hang out and the patio is quite cool.

Went for brunch. Started with the cheese plate, which took longer than the main course orders of two tables which ordered after us. When we got it, the cheese wedges were tiny and they had ran out of one of the three cheeses so we got two of one and one of another. Good cheese, but seemed a bit stingy.

The chilaquiles and the avocado toast were good. The only complain is that the egg on the chilaquiles was hard. Shouldn't it be over easy or sunny side up?

For dessert, we had the key lime pie which was delicious.

Service was good.

Overall, good but not great.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (London)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Overall everything was excellent.

The only issue I'd say was that for a Sunday Brunch that included poached eggs - our eggs were just a tad overdone - enough that they weren't runny to add to the richness of the cornbread. Was still delicious despite.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Everything from our waitress, to drinks to food was outstanding. Will be back soon!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Violently ill after eating there. Missed my daughter's graduation ceremony. Well done folks.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 12, 2017

Loved the funky atmosphere- old brick, industrial chic. Food was fabulous- we had the asparagus salad- I'd go back just for that! Also loved the beef tartare and the special fried chicken. Nice to be able to get 3oz pour of wine so we can try more kinds. Highly recommend.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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